In attending/hosting conference calls, I'd like to be able to dial the conference call provider and enter the required PIN code directly from the entry in my calendar.
The process I currently use is:
- When scheduling the call - create the calendar entry for the call, including in the field [Where - Event Location] the number and PIN to dial in the format
+CCAAANNNNNNN,,PPPPPP#,where CC = country code, AAA = area code, NNNNNNN is the conference call telephone number, PPPPPP = the PIN code needed. The first two commas are to wait long enough, the third comma is to stop the # requried to enter the PIN from not being recognised.
- When setting up or dialling into the call: 1. Open the calendar entry, 2. Edit, 3. Select the text in the "Where- event location" field, 4. Copy, 5. Switch to the dialler, 6. Paste, and then 7. Dial.
Whilst this works, is is clearly not as efficient as clicking a link in the Calendar Event
+CCAAANNNNNNN,,PPPPPP#,. Frustratingly, this even comes up as a hyperlink, but Android gives me the options Earth & Maps (as well as two other proprietary links - Radar which is part of the App "GPS Status", and ZVVFahrplan - part of the Zürich city public transports system's app).
I have tried all permutations that I can think of rfc3966.txt: The tel URI for Telephone Numbers. For example
If if put the number in the Notes field within the Calendar event, it turns into a diallable link, but chopped up. I can dial the number , but not the PIN.
Any thoughts or ideas?